Rex Bradley

About This Inductee
Rex Bradley graduated from Troy High School in Troy, PA in 1950. He lettered for four years in baseball. During these four years Troy won four League Titles and the District VI Championship his senior year. Rex was voted the most valuable player his senior year.
Rex attended Penn State University and graduated with a BS Degree in Forestry in 1955. While at Penn State, he lettered in baseball for three years. After serving 2 years in the US Army, he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates and played in Beaumont, Texas for a year.
Rex then began to work at the Larimer & Norton Billet Factory in Troy. In 1958 he worked for the Louisville Slugger Company in Louisville, KY as a buyer for lumber for hats. In 1961 he started the mill in Daleville, PA near Moscow. In 1963, Rex went back to Louisville buying timber in the mid-west and overseas, By 1972 he was promoted to Vice-President for the company and helped handle the sales on the professional level He was also very active in sales to both college and junior college levels.  He was influential in developing their first metal softball bat in 1985 and the 1st T-ball bat. He represented the company at the Little League World Series, the College World Series in Omaha and the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, presented the Silver Bat Slugger Awards the batting champions in both leagues, and several promotional hat presentations Res also had the pleasure of working together with Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese from 1972 to 1998 at many functions. He retired from Hillerich and Bradsby in 1998 bur continued to serve at some of these functions, He was honored for his services by being elected to the Junior College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Rex now resides in Greensboro, GA and spends his time golfing and enjoying spending time with this family. He has been married to his wife Maggie for 44 years and has two children, Robin and David. He also enjoys spoiling his grandchildren.